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Looking across Romney Marsh [Mar. 24th, 2016|04:12 pm]
Tony Grist


From St Stephen's churchyard, Lympne

The large building just visible on the far side of the bay is the power station at Dungeness.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-03-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
Lovely pic.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-24 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-03-24 07:50 pm (UTC)
Lovely, moody, evocative. But why do they call it a marsh? It looks like fields to me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

It's a low-lying area which used to be marsh but was then drained for agriculture. Back in the 18th century it was famous- or notorious- for smuggling.
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[User Picture]From: chochiyo_sama
2016-03-25 12:38 am (UTC)
One of my favorite childhood movies was The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. Patrick McGoohan played the scarecrow.

I wish I could find the DVD of that movie.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-25 10:12 am (UTC)
That's a scary film- at least I found it scary when I was a kid.

It's based on a series of books by Russell Thorndike- which are similarly hard to get hold of.
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[User Picture]From: kamomil
2016-03-25 01:13 am (UTC)
James Herriot wrote about transporting Romney Marsh sheep to Russia in one of his books.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-25 10:13 am (UTC)
And why not.

I imagine the Romney Marsh sheep are a hardy breed.
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